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I'd rather eat broccoli for breakfast, go to the dentist (for 62 straight days!), drop a bowling ball on my toe... the list goes on and on... just don't make me read!
"Hear an excerpt from the children's book Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald, read by Macleod Andrews. Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Learn more about this middle-grade fiction book at http://us.macmillan.com/charliejoejacksonsguidetonotreading/TommyGreenwald
Read about author Tommy Greenwald at http://us.macmillan.com/author/tommygreenwald"
“In author Tommy Greenwald’s raucous debut…this comedy of comeuppance shows its true colors, and, irony of ironies, is impossible to put down!” --Disney's Family Fun
CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO NOT READING by Tommy Greenwald, J.P. CoovertKirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO NOT READING . Charlie Joe will do just about anything to avoid reading in this humorous cautionary tale for book-hating middle-grade students.- Kirkus Reviews
TOMMY GREENWALD has enjoyed reading all his life, which is why he's appalled that his kids Charlie, Joe and Jack, would prefer getting a dental check-up to checking out a book. After years of pleading, threatening, and bribing, Tommy finally decided the only way to get his kids to read was to write a book about how to get out of reading. This is the result. And they read it! (So they say.) The Executive Creative Director at SPOTCO, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his non-reading sons, Charlie, Joe and Jack; and his dogs, Moose and Coco.Check out Tommy's website (minimal reading required) at www.tommygreenwald.com
Tommy GreenwaldJ. P. Coovert
Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Georgia Children’s Book Award Master List (University of GA), Maine Student Book Award Master List, OR Battle of the Books Master List